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PDN PhotobookNYC, contest winner, APA LA & APA NY 2012 contest winner, IPA 10th Anniversary contest winner, Samantha Isom, was Raised by parents documenting every waking moment of her life. She soon followed suit. During her time as a Music Major and Photography Minor in College, she worked at photos labs & shot… Read More
PDN PhotobookNYC, contest winner, APA LA & APA NY 2012 contest winner, IPA 10th Anniversary contest winner, Samantha Isom, was Raised by parents documenting every waking moment of her life. She soon followed suit. During her time as a Music Major and Photography Minor in College, she worked at photos labs & shot corporate portraits. After shooting for the college's publications, she went on to the commercial markets of Greater Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, Miami, then NYC where she spent time as a photo assistant & Digital Tech. She has worked with Great image makers such as, Matt Hoyle, Scott Schafer, Paul Aresu, Akos Simon, Daniela Federici, Paul Cruz, the list goes on. She is now working in NYC as a photographer.
In October of 2010, she published her 1st coffee table book titled "So, What Are You Anyway?". A Photo essay of mixed race people and their experiences as such. She is working on other personal projects while moving forward in her commercial career. You may view the "So What Are You Anyway" project via www. SoWhatAreYouAnyway.com Read Less
PhotoEssay/project Description: "So, What Are You Anyway?"

Perhaps it’s the human condition, or the brain’s natural desire to classify, but it seems that people are obsessed with asking, “What Are You?” Of course, classification makes it simpler for us to digest the overwhelming amount of information we c… Read More
PhotoEssay/project Description: "So, What Are You Anyway?"

Perhaps it’s the human condition, or the brain’s natural desire to classify, but it seems that people are obsessed with asking, “What Are You?” Of course, classification makes it simpler for us to digest the overwhelming amount of information we consume, but in the question of race, why isn’t it enough to be American? And if you happen to be a mix of a few races, which box are you meant to check off? For the first time in history, America elected a man many consider to be our first Black president. But President Barack Obama isn’t only Black, is he? Some might be outraged if America referred to Obama as the first Bi-racial president. As if calling him Bi-racial would deemphasize the fact that a Brown man is leading the White House. It would in fact, only point out, that he is not only Black.
Like many of the people in this book. Read Less
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